Near the south wall is the well-preserved powder tower (mill tower). This is an approximately 18 meter high corner tower of the old city wall. The tower was built around 1550 (... inside a wall thickness of up to 2 meters). From the 17th century it was used as a mill tower for a windmill until 1865. Parts of the restored city wall directly adjoin the tower, which means that the powder tower was the only one of the 4 corner towers that was integrated directly into the city wall.
For more information, see here: rheinberg.de/de/inhalt/ein-historischer-spaziergang-durch-orsoy
February 14, 2020
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